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It’s not often we can say life is getting easier, but with the rollout of the new SEPTA senior fare program, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) just added convenience for senior users age 65 and older.
Effective November 14, 2016, the SEPTA senior photo ID card gives seniors free access to subways, buses and trolleys with a "tap-and-go", without having to show their ID to a cashier or operator. Under SEPTA’s Travel Wallet plan, SEPTA Key cards were introduced in June to the general public, with plans to eventually replace all of SEPTA's fare systems, including tokens.
Here are a few facts about SEPTA key cards and senior photo ID key cards:
• SEPTA users who already have senior photo ID cards will be able to maintain accounts on their SEPTA Key cards.
• Senior citizens will receive cards with photo IDs that will enable them to travel on SEPTA's subways, buses, and trolleys, and the Norristown High Speed Line. SEPTA will extend key card use to regional rail commuters next year.
• SEPTA will mail the senior citizen cards to users who have already had their pictures taken. Seniors who still need pictures taken for the card should contact their state legislator or visit SEPTA's headquarters.
• Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, ride SEPTA bus, trolley, and subway service FREE of charge.
SEPTA projects that seniors who have already applied for a SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card will receive them in the mail over the course of the next month. For more information, visit SEPTAKey.org.